First let me say, this is not my video. I've not yet been lucky enough to visit John Gaughan's collection. Maybe later in the year, maybe. But I found this online and any chance I get to see more of Psycho is a thrill for me. But then I got an even bigger thrill when I saw one of the automaton peacocks. I wrote about them here http://www.themagicdetective.com/2014/06/robert-hellers-magnifecent-peacock.html. Now the one that John has likely did not belong to Robert Heller, but it was a popular prop in the 1800s. In the video above you get to see it somewhat in action.
I do intend to get back to the blog, before too long, it's been a super busy time with performances and an audition for a TV show with the initials AGT. But I shall return soon to the blog. A friend alerted me to an amazing story that I HAVE to share once I get back. And I've got a couple other things I need to research and find images for. Until then you can stay in touch via my Facebook page if you like. https://www.facebook.com/themagicdetective/